Men in Suits: Some Tips on Wearing a Suit
Working in the downtown core certainly has it's benefits. One of them is walking around during my lunch hour just drooling over men in business suits. There is nothing better than a man in a hot suit. Ok... maybe there is... but men walking around in their boxers may cause a commotion.
Some men just wear a suit so well. Europeans are the best at it - they always look sharp. Even those men who ordinarily don't stand out in their jeans and t-shirts will suddenly transform into James Bondesque men. It's true.
It has to be a nice suit though. No shiny material or hanging threads please. Preferably Hugo Boss, Paul Smith or Etro... but I'm not too fussy - Tom Ford will also do. ;) And if he's wearing a three piece suit, I'll just about hump his leg.
Then there are those men who need some serious help in workplace attire and suits. Gentlemen, let me give you some pointers:
First of all, please make sure the suit actually fits. Honestly, there is nothing worse than a suit jacket that is too big. Bigger shoulder pads do not make you look like a quarterback. They make you look like a little boy playing dress up in daddy's clothes. And pants that are too short... they actually make me cringe. The shirt must also fit. Shirts that billow out at the waist make you look 50lbs over weight. You aren't a pirate - get something form-fitting.
Secondly, don't wear one of those novelty ties. They will never look good. I don't care if it's Christmas and you're in the festive mood. Don't do it!
Thirdly, be careful with your matching. Bold shirts paired with loud ties are overkill. I saw this the other day. A bright pink shirt with a bright blue tie. It doesn't work and being colour blind is no excuse. Also, there is such a thing as too many stripes. A pinstriped suit, a striped shirt and a striped tie makes me cross-eyed. As for belts, you can not wear a brown belt with black shoes, or vice versa. No ifs, ands or buts. [...]
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